A few days ago The Polish Princess, an avid watcher of the "Ellen" show, and I had a discussion about a recent topic: life lists. Apparently, it's a concept that will thread throughout season 4 of the show:
"This season on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' Ellen takes on her Life List, a detailed account of all the things she has always wanted to accomplish. From learning to use a computer and speaking a new language, to just trying to be more patient, Ellen checks off her to-do list all season long. And viewers and celebrities get in on the action too as Ellen encourages her audience and guests to set their own goals and accomplish them right along with her. Throughout the season, Ellen keeps viewers updated on the progress of her Life List and the show has created a community where viewers and celebrities can share their life lists with Ellen and each other."
Here's the Life List Community intro page. Anyway, The PP loved the idea and immediately made her list. I'm working on a list too. In my mind, these lists don't need to have hundreds of entries, or include gradiose things that most people just say they want to accomplish to impress others. In fact, I think a Life List is more sincere and achievable with small and simple yet impactful things. Finally, no cheating by listing imminent events AND the list should keep growing and changing with one's life.
FRIDAY MEME: What are a few entries on your Life List?
– organize *just one* album of photos
– learn to play either the accordian or drums
– pay off my credit card debt
– live abroad, even if only for a month